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This is an old Colonial recipe for a very popular Cocktail served in most Clubs and institutes during the British Raj. It was most probably named after a Commander-in-chief who forgot that he had to drive back home after consuming this exotic cocktail.
150 ml Red Wine
150 ml White Wine
200 ml Soda Water
90 ml Brandy or Rum
120 ml champagne (Optional)
90 ml whiskey (Optional)
1 litre Water
500 grams crushed Ice
A few mint leaves for garnishing
Sugar to taste (Optional)

Mix the Wine, Soda, Brandy/Rum and Water in a large Punch Bowl and mix well. Add the crushed ice and if desired a tablespoon of sugar. Garnish with Mint leaves.